Benefits are not just another dimension of portfolio management, but are the basic rationale for any investment of funds. As such, benefits should drive those investment or change decisions from initiation through implementation and beyond. It is the methodology needed by any organization intent on overcoming its inability to effectively demonstrate that the benefits desired and outlined in the business case are achieved in practice.
This course, built on a wealth of real world experience and lessons learned, will engage the participants in achieving:
- Increased organizational ability to forecast benefits which are complete, realizable, and represent real value for the money. In other words, we are investing in the right things and getting them done.
- Realize forecasted benefits in practice by ensuring the required enabling, business, and behavioral change takes place; ensuring that the performance of the benefit matches the business case promise.
- Realize benefits as early as possible and sustain that realization for as long as possible.
- Capture and leverage emergent or unplanned benefits (and minimize any dis-benefits) to optimize the benefits realized and the value for money is achieved.
- The organization’s ability to demonstrate the above – not just as part of the framework of accountability but also so that we learn what works as a basis for continuous improvement.